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Bookkeeper

About Brothers International Food, LLC:

Brothers, based on Rochester N.Y., is a highly successful food company with two distinct and complementary divisions: (i) the ingredients division, a value-added importer and distributor of unique and exotic fruit ingredients sold to large food and beverage companies and (ii) the Brothers All-Natural division, the market leader in branded, private-label, and co-branded freeze-dried fruit snacks sold through supermarket, mass, drug, and e-commerce retailers.

Position Summary:

This position is responsible for bookkeeping and general office administrative duties.   Primary responsibilities include accounts receivable, accounts payable, bank deposits, reconciliations, and other finance-related duties.

Essential Functions:

The essential functions include, but are not limited to the following:

  • Maintain records according to generally accepted accounting principles including the recording of general journal entries, accounts payable, accounts receivable, cash management, collections and reconciliation of bank statements
  • Assist in preparing a detailed weekly collections report of all outstanding short-pays and past dues.
  • Timely and accurate generation and submission of sales invoices
  • Receive incoming payments including ACH, wires and checks
  • Record outgoing ACH & wire payments
  • Timely and accurate entry of expense bills, including trucking, ocean freight & storage bills.
  • Process weekly bill payments
  • Reconciling online sales and credit card charges
  • Reconciling vendor statements of account & generating customer statements of account
  • Assist in monthly bank reconciliations
  • Collect references for credit applications
  • Generate various internal reports as assigned
  • Participate in projects, initiatives and perform other tasks and responsibilities as assigned
  • General office duties, which includes but not limited to filing, sorting mail, etc.

Minimum Qualifications (Knowledge, Skills and Abilities)

  • Bachelor’s degree preferred or 2 years related experience; or equivalent combination of education and experience
  • Experience with bookkeeping software is required
  • Strong knowledge of bookkeeping practices and procedures
  • Accuracy and attention to detail is absolutely required, as well as a track record of reliability, confidentiality, and conscientious work habits
  • Proficient in MS Office, specifically Excel, Word and PowerPoint
  • Ability to work independently with little supervision
  • Ability to organize and prioritize effectively
  • Ability to interpret data and make cost effective decisions
  • Ability to adapt and work efficiently in a rapidly changing dynamic environment with deadline pressures

Physical Demands and Work Environment:

The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this position. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the functions.

While performing the duties of this position, the employee is regularly required to talk or hear. The employee frequently is required to use hands or finger, handle, or feel objects, tools or controls. The employee is occasionally required to stand; walk; sit; reach with hands and arms; climb or balance; and stoop, kneel, crouch, or crawl.

The employee must occasionally lift and/or move up to 25 pounds. Specific vision abilities required by this position include close vision, distance vision, color vision, peripheral vision, and the ability to adjust focus.

Note:

This job description in no way states or implies that these are the only duties to be performed by the employee(s) incumbent in this position.  Employees will be required to follow any other job-related instructions and to perform any other job-related duties requested by any person authorized to give instructions or assignments.

All duties and responsibilities are essential functions and requirements and are subject to possible modification to reasonably accommodate individuals with disabilities.  To perform this job successfully, the incumbents will possess the skills aptitudes and abilities to perform each duty proficiently.  Some requirements may exclude individuals who pose a direct threat or significant risk to the health or safety of themselves or others.  The requirements listed in this document are the minimum levels of knowledge, skills or abilities.


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